Those hoping to see a Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross-crossover in the Untitled Next Bourne Chapter will be sorely disappointed, as series producer Frank Marshall told Collider that Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner will not team up in the new film.
“We don’t have plans for that,” he said. “You never know. I never say never. But that’s not the plan. They’re on separate tracks.”
“Separate tracks” indicates that there are still plans percolating for Renner’s Cross of The Bourne Legacy to return, though likely not with originally-attached Justin Lin directing as he has moved on to Star Trek 3 at Paramount. Although both Damon and Renner have spoken optimistically about teaming up, the fact is Aaron Cross was a creation of screenwriter Tony Gilroy, and if missives in the press are to be believed, there is no love lost between he and Damon and Greengrass, so they will likely do whatever they can to distance themselves from the spinoff series.
According to Coming Soon, the next chapter in the Bourne franchise is getting a new release date. The film is moving from July 15, 2016 to that July 29, 2016 date. This is because the next Planet of the Apes film has been moved from July 29, 2016 to July 14, 2017. Paul Greengrass is returning to direct, while Matt Damon is returning to star as Jason Bourne.